BAE Systems Australia has announced that Raytheon Australia, Daronmont Technologies and RCR Resolve FM will partner in its bid to compete for the $1 billion Jindalee Operational Radar Network (JORN) upgrade program (JP 2025 Phase 6).
In a statement on Monday BAE Systems said the partnership with Raytheon would bring “unparalleled systems integration experience and expertise” to the JORN program, and noted that “Daronmont has niche systems integration, software and engineering expertise” and would “provide sounders and transponders for all JORN sites as well as niche software products”.
RCR Resolve FM, meanwhile, would “contribute remote site facilities management”.
BAE Systems Australia’s chief executive officer, Glynn Phillips, said in the statement: “We have selected our partners not only to ensure that the Commonwealth is supported by leaders in our individual fields, but to deliver a program where local knowledge, local expertise and local talent will contribute to the evolution of JORN, ensuring sovereign control of the technology, and building a foundation for future defence exports.”
JORN comprises three radar sites located at Longreach in Queensland, Laverton in WA and Alice Springs in NT operated by the RAAF’s 1 Radar Surveillance Unit (1RSU) based at RAAF Base Edinburgh, SA.